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April 2014
April 5 Spring Photo Seminar #3
April 12 Easter Party 1-5 pm
April 19 Spring Photo Seminar #4

May 2014
May 1 Park Opens For Season
May 3 Wolf Birthday Party
May 10 Wolf Park After Hours
May 26 Park Open Today
May 29-June 1 Guinea Pig Camp with Roger Abrantes

June 2014
June 6 Day with Wolves
June 14 Lafayette Symphony Orchestra | Wolf Park After Hours
June 17-18 Day Camp (ages 5-7)
June 24-25 Day Camp (ages 11-12)
June 28-29 Overnight Camp (ages 8-10)

July 2014
July 4 Park Open Today
July 5 Watermelon Party
July 5-6 Overnight Camp (ages 11-12)
July 8-9 Day Camp (ages 5-7)
July 12 Wolf Park After Hours
12-13 Overnight Camp (ages 8-10)
July 15-16 Day Camp (ages 8-10
July 19-20 Overnight Camp (ages 11-12)
July 25-27 Behavior Seminar with Special Guest Ken McCort
July 26 Brew on the Bridge 7-10 pm
July 26-27 Overnight Camp (ages 13-14)


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Dharma Goes Swimming
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296050
Time Taken: 14:23:15 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/1250 f8
ISO: 640
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Dharma Howling by the Pond
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296106
Time Taken: 14:29:46 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/2000 f8
ISO: 500
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Dharma Howling by the Pond
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296110
Time Taken: 14:30:20 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/1000 f8
ISO: 250
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Dharma in the Giant Cottonwood Tree
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296125
Time Taken: 14:39:17 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/1000 f8
ISO: 2000
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Wotan in the Giant Cottonwood Tree
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296179
Time Taken: 14:43:06 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/1000 f8
ISO: 1600
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Wotan in the Giant Cottonwood Tree
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296198
Time Taken: 14:43:13 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/1000 f8
ISO: 1600
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Dharma Sits on a Log
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296306
Time Taken: 14:55:16 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 85mm
Exposure: 1/250 f7.1
ISO: 50
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Program
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: Canon 600 EX-RT
Dharma Leaps
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296370
Time Taken: 15:05:57 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 150mm
Exposure: 1/2000 f9
ISO: 2000
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Fiona Watches Kanti Leap for Tree Treats
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296726
Time Taken: 16:34:17 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 110mm
Exposure: 1/1600 f9
ISO: 640
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Fiona Gains Great Heights
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296730
Time Taken: 16:34:19 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 130mm
Exposure: 1/1600 f9
ISO: 640
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Motion Blur of Bicho
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX296925
Time Taken: 16:42:28 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 160mm
Exposure: 1/60 f11
ISO: 50
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: 0
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Kanti Running into Fiona
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX297055
Time Taken: 16:48:45 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 200mm
Exposure: 1/1600 f5.6
ISO: 250
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation: - 1/3
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Kanti Crashes into Fiona
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX297057
Time Taken: 16:48:45 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 190mm
Exposure: 1/1600 f5.6
ISO: 320
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation: - 1/3
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Nice Recovery
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX297058
Time Taken: 16:48:45 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 180mm
Exposure: 1/1600 f5.6
ISO: 320
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation: - 1/3
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None
Bicho Laying in a Hollow Log
 Tech Data:
 
Image Number: DX297170
Time Taken: 17:04:17 EDT
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon 28-300 f3.5-5.6L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/2000 f7.1
ISO: 320
Metering: Evaluative
Program: Manual
Exposure Compensation: - 1/3
White Balance: RAW
Flash: None

Today I had my final photography seminar of the season. We had a full group and very pleasant weather. The sun was a bit of a bother, but it was so nice after such a long and chilly winter, a sunny day was welcome.

One advantage of a warm day was the willingness of the wolves to go swimming. Dharma in particular did a lot of swimming. She also did a lot of shaking on people. That is always fun.

We started with Dharma and Wotan while Wolfgang had a day visit with Kailani. Dharma and Wotan were very much into posing.

During the break we swapped pack and the yearlings got a chance to pose. They also did well. They were of course a lot more bouncy than their mother and uncle Wotan.

Dana and Brian have been working on A-B runs with the yearlings. They are really getting into this game. I had a bit of fun with lower shutter-speed photos giving motion blur effects. I took quite a lot of very blurry photos, but a couple turned out OK.

We decided to walk back up front for the last bit of the program. On the way over there was a crash between Fiona and Kanti. It was a very silly crash.

We finished the day with some log sitting. Bicho is very good at posing inside a log.

 

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Please Note:

For Photo of the Day Subscribers, especially those subscribed to the Archives: When you click on a little photo, and put in your password and user name to get to the big photo, just click the back link at the top of the big photo. You will then be taken back to the main page, but with a difference. Now you will have date links at the top of the page right below all the ad stuff. All the previous photo of the day pages will then be available to you. Well, there are still some holes from times Monty was away on trips, but those will eventually be filled as best he can.

Due to a number of people who were stealing bandwidth, and the possibility of just grabbing the images off the site without paying for a subscription, software has been installed which scrambles the URL. Unfortunately, the net effect is a fixed image file name when you right mouse click and choose 'save picture as'. The image number is in the URL and so all you have to do is change the file name when saving the image -- simple cut and past would suffice here. I know this is more difficult than before, but to my knowledge (the software was developed third party) it is an unavoidable part of the security we had to instal. Considering that I have to type all the image data AND the image file name in manually for each and every photograph, you still have it easy. When using Microsofts Internet Explorer, the big images want to save as BMP's. If you find this annoying, try using the free Firefox browser. Firefox allows you to save the images as JPGs.

Please do not call the Wolf Park office with questions about the Photo of the Day page. Questions should only go to monty@wolfpark.org

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About Picture of the Day

Established January 23, 2002, this page is dedicated to the goings on at Wolf Park and occassionally elsewhere when Monty travels about the country and abroad. This page is a response to all the calls, e-mails, letters, faxes, mysterious notes pushed under doors in the middle of the night... about when Wolf Park is going to get a webcam. Well, we are working on it, and have been working on it for many years now, so don't hold your breath. We are kind of out in the boonies and getting something like that is either going to take a very generous donation (which we would much rather use on the animals than some old webcam where you may, or may not, actually see anything...

So, when Monty went 'digital' in late 2001, he realized that it would be a simple matter to just post a nice photo of a wolf, or something, on the website every day or so. OK, so it took a few months to come to this realization, but when it did, this page was born.

There are just a few rules with this page. The photos MUST be ones taken on that one day. Actually, that is about the only rule. The photo may, or may not be posed until later in the wee hours of the night after midnight and so what you see here is usually going to be photos taken the day before. In fact, we generally try to post the photos late in the evening so that there will be at least some semblance of consistency to when you are most likely to not miss anything.

As for the content, well, the photos might be of a wolf, or two, but they may not. For that matter, the photo may, or may not be taken at Wolf Park. At times, the photos may not be even taken anywhere near Wolf Park when Monty goes on vacation to some distant land (which he does often does do...) So, in such cases, the actual time the photo was taken can vary depending on the time zone the photo is taken in, but it will be a photo taken on THAT DAY in that time zone....

So, when is the best time to check this page? You are pretty much safe if you check it in the morning through early afternoon Eastern Time Zone. Although the page is usually updated for the day late at night, it sometimes might be updated in the early evening, which could be early afternoon on the West Coast. Of course if you purchase a subscription to the ARCHIVES, you can go back and check previous days at your leisure.


Using These Photos

The photos you see here are for personal or educational use only. They are not to be used for commercial purposes without express permission from the photographer, usually me, but sometimes Jessica, Andrew, Gale and others at Wolf Park who may take the Picture of the Day photo. Feel free to copy the images to your computer, make personal screen savers, computer wallpaper and the like with them, but if you want to place a photo on a website, even a personal one, you will need to ask permission to do so. If you are a student working on a wolf-related project and you would like to use some of these photos, please contact Monty for permission first, just to be nice.


Contact Us

If you would like to make a special request for photo of the day pictures, like a specific wolf or something like that, or if you would like to place an order, ask a silly question or just tell us what you think, E-mail monty@wolfpark.org

Phone: Wolf Park Office (Anying but Photo of the Day Questions) (765) 567-2265 / Monty's Cell (Photo of the Day Questions Only) 765-532-2901 / Fax: (765) 567-4299 - E-Mail (for picday questions, e-mail Monty)


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